The concert honors Celeste Fleming and Anna and John J. Sie and features the Metropolitan Opera Bass Hao Jiang Tian. It will also present the first-ever Western singers trained in Mandarin lyric song.

Celebrating 25 years of supporting and nurturing extraordinary Asian artists in Colorado and around the world, Asian Performing Arts of Colorado (APAC) will hold a spectacular concert bringing APAC artists together from throughout our history.

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The concert will take place on Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Elaine Wolf Theater at the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center at 350 South Dahlia Street in Denver.

Joining the Asian artists will be the first-ever Western singers to study and learn modern Mandarin folk and operatic song at the historic I SING BEIJING program that debuted in 2011 and attracted worldwide media attention.
The evening promises to be a unique musical panorama, combining heartwarming musical favorites with emerging new genre from the East and West.

In addition to a special performance by the celebrated bass and Metropolitan Opera star, Hao Jiang Tian, the anniversary concert will feature emerging Asian atarts, including pianist Fugen Wei, Guanqun Yu, young soprano who made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in October to rave reviews, baritone Yunpeng Wang, 2nd place winner and voted audience favorite in Placido Domingo’s prestigious Operalia Competition 2012, Jing Zhang who recently had her debut performing with Hao Jiang Tian and Placido Domingo at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, bass Wu Wei, completing his Master of Music at the University of Colorado School of Music and tenor Yang Bo, who is currently teaching at the Tianjin Conservatory of Music in China.

Tickets for the performance are limited and can be purchased online at: www.ticketbud.com or by e-mailing asianperformingarts25@gmail.com.

Ticket levels are:
• $75 General Admission: includes concert (March 16, 2013) and champagne reception following the concert
• $250 Patron: includes concert (March 16, 2013), champagne reception following concert and Patron Party (March 15, 2013) at the new and amazing McNichols Civic Center.
• $500 Benefactor: includes concert (March 16, 2013) and champagne reception following concert; Patron Party (March 15,2013) at the new McNichols Civic Center; and an intimate gathering with all of the performers accompanied by the famous PEKING DUCK dinner prepared by Martha Liao (March 17, 2013).

For further information you may visit the Asian Performing Arts of Colorado website at www.asianperformingarts.org or e-mail asianperformingarts25@gmail.com.